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DRC: lost childhoods : the continuing conflict in the Kivu provinces

Document type: report
Download file(s): 466887 (775 KB)
Abstract: This report explores the situation of children in Eastern DRC which is currently deteriorating. With the capture of the provincial capital of Goma and a fresh outbreak of violence, the situation for the population in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly children, has dramatically worsened. Throughout this long-running conflict, children have been victims of gross human rights violations, including killings, rapes and serious abuse. The report cites instances of torture, sexual abuse, raids on schools, abduction and recruitment, concluding that children are victims of all six serious violations of children's rights, as defined by the United Nations in 2005. In addition, the resurgence of the conflict and the overthrowing of Goma have caused another massive displacement of civilians. Already vulnerable children may now become separated from their families and be left with no access to humanitarian assistance.
Corporate author(s): War Child
Country: Congo
Category: General
Keywords: children , conflict , human security
Language: eng
Organization: War Child
PAGE: 19
Place: [Amsterdam]
Publisher: War Child
Year: [2012]
Region: Central Africa
Right: © 2012 War Child
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Title: DRC: lost childhoods : the continuing conflict in the Kivu provinces